Saturday, August 27, 2011

Children are Like FLowers

Scrapbook page done on a piece of canvas. Watered down Acrylic Paint to create a wash and drippings. I made some flowers using fabric and text, others are Prima. Ribbon for the stems and crumpled Bazzill for the leaves.
Published in July issue of Scrapbook News and Review

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


A layout done on a piece of recycled cardboard. The background is layers of book text, covered with gesso.
I followed that with modeling paste applied in random spots with varying thickness.
Using acrylic paint and Glimmer mist I added color all over, then sprayed with water to make the colors run and drip.
The letters were painted with Lumiere and accents added with oil pastels.
The layout appeared in the July issue of Scrapbook News and Review

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Importance of Being Me!

Not often do I do a scrapbook page about, well ME. My 4 year old recently took this picture though and it just begged to be scrapped.

I had a piece of Prima canvas that I dripped and sprayed acrylic paint all over. Stamped the flowers with StazOn across the bottom and sewed a frame around my picture, using a loopy ribbon.

This appeared in the July issue of Scrapbook News and Review

Monday, August 15, 2011

Do What you Love.

My oldest DD is constantly taking self portraits. Now while her younger sisters all do this hers ACTUALLY turn out really good.
I was looking on her computer for a different picture she had when I found this one she had taken. It just begged to be scrapped.
Almost all the supplies used came from Swirlydoos kits. The layout was featured in the July issue of Scrapbook News and Review.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Changing up the Sizes

Upon occasion for Scrapbook News and Review I will do a layout that is 6x12 in size. The first time I about freaked--Not a Square EEEKKK.
Cutting my paper I began to work. This has quickly become one of my new favorite sizes to work with. Still lots of room to get your ideas down but the different size makes you look twice.
Next time you are in a rut why don't you try a different size. Who knows what it will spark.

Both layouts appeared in June issue of Scrapbook News and Review

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Stamping with Gelatos

Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday this week involved stamping with Gelatos. Now I love love love my Geltaos but hadn't stamped with them before.
I let the 4 yr old help this time as she was practically squealing with delight every time Donna stamped a new image. Course she wasn't seeing flowers, she thought they looked like Mickey Mouse--Oh well in the eyes of a little one.
Because I had some ahem--help, most of the flowers were definitely a bit "smooshy". The stamps are from Club Scrap and my flower colors were whichever ones Ry chose.
Donna used watercolor pencils for her background and stems--For the life of me I couldn't find a single one in the house (I think they went on vacation with my oldest). So I used my Neocolor IIs.

I did learn that when stamping with the Gelatos there is a very fine line between just enough water and TOO MUCH WATER. And it's really easy to cross. That being said this is a really easy and fun technique to play with

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Look Mom!!!!!

I wrote all our names!
Not exactly what you want to hear from your 4 year old. Especially when upon investigating you discover that yes indeed she did write all of our names, but with a PERMANENT MARKER and ON HER SISTER'S DOOR.
Didn't know if I should punish or praise. Sigh
Mr Clean Eraser is my friend.

Puddle Love

What little one doesn't enjoy a good puddle? Mine sure does -LOL.
Layout featured in June issue of Scrapbook News and Review.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Enjoy The Moments

Donna Downey posted her Collage Monday piece this morning.
I love the design and wanted to play immediately. Squeezing time in today was a challenge but oh so worth it.
I used some We R Memory Keepers paper from 2007 (maybe I should clean my stash), various stamps and Rub Ons.
It was fun to sit and tear with not much thought or planning. A quick little piece, simple in design, but a good reminder to Enjoy the Moments.